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Which Report Gives You More Confidence In Its Validity?
Confidence - the assurance that your expectations will be met. Using the services of a SAMM accredited laboratory gives you that confidence in the test data it provides you.
Because SAMM accreditation signifies two things to you, the client; the laboratory has the ability and competence to do specific tests, measurement or calibrations the laboratory undergoes regular independent audits to help ensure it is providing the best possible service to you Endorsements on Your Test ReportsThis laboratory is accredited by SAMM (Laboratory Accreditation Scheme of Malaysia).
The tests reported have been performed in accordance with its terms of accreditation
This laboratory is accredited by SAMM (Laboratory Accreditation Scheme of Malaysia). The Calibration data reported have been performed in accordance with its terms of accreditation
What do I get from a SAMM - endorsed test report?
• the validity of test or measurement date
• the laboratory has been independently audited for technical competence
• the test was done in accordance with the stated specifications, test or calibration method and correct test environment
• the test item was handled and stored properly
• the equipment used in the test was calibrated correctly and maintained according to schedule
• the correct sampling procedure was used
• the test report accurately describes the test results
• the appropriate quality control was performed
What is a SAMM Accredited Laboratory?
• The laboratory must be able to demonstrate
• competence to perform specific tests, measurements or calibrations
• sound laboratory management
• suitable qualified and trained staff
• proper equipment management, and adherence to calibration and maintenance programs/li>
• accurate and complete record keeping
• adequate quality control and quality assurance procedures
• adherence to internal audit program
• appropriate facilities for the handling, storage and testing of samples
• assurance on essential consumable and outside support services
• not just an interest, but a commitment to doing things right
Only after all these criteria are met does a laboratory become SAMM accredited. But this is not the end of the process. To remain SAMM accredited, the laboratory must be able to demonstrate continued compliance with the above criteria every time SAMM assesses its testing operation.
It is this initial and on-going evaluation of laboratory by SAMM that gives you confidence in its quality of service and in the validity of test data.
What is the ISO?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standard bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country.
ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange if goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.
ISO?s work results in international agreements which are published as International Standards.